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  1. February 14, 2013

    Browett returns to UK high street

    The Briton who left Dixons for a short stint as head of Apple’s global retail stores is returning to the UK high street as...

  2. October 30, 2012

    Apple exit frees Browett for new role

    John Browett’s departure from Apple marks an abrupt change of fortunes following his appointment just six months ago. Mr...

  1. July 3, 2012

    Lord Alliance to step down from N Brown

    Lord Alliance of Manchester, the Iranian-born entrepreneur and Liberal Democrat peer, is stepping down as chairman of the...

  2. June 16, 2012

    Lucy Neville-Rolfe: Store executive made dame

    Lucy Neville-Rolfe, who becomes a dame in the Queen’s birthday honours, is one of the best known women in the retail sector....

  3. June 6, 2012

    Words from the manager, not the man

    This book looks oddly timed. Tesco, one of the world’s largest retailers, is facing probably its biggest challenge in 20...

  4. May 15, 2012

    Tesco to slash bonuses after poor results

    The top 5,000 managers at Tesco , including executive directors, are set to see their bonuses slashed after the group’s...

  5. April 20, 2012

    Tesco’s Phil Clarke is no Lemony Snicket

    It’s been a series of unfortunate events at Tesco since Sir Terry Leahy left just over a year ago. In January his...

  6. April 18, 2012

    Jury out on Tesco blueprint for UK revival

    It was Tesco chief executive Philip Clarke’s second big day of the year. The first was in January when he delivered the...

  7. April 4, 2012

    Tesco under fire from uneasy investors

    Some of Tesco’s biggest shareholders are calling on the retailer’s newly-appointed chairman to address their concerns about...

  8. March 16, 2012

    ‘Too few women’ at business gathering

    One of the largest gatherings of entrepreneurs in the world has been attacked for featuring only a handful of women,...

  9. March 6, 2012

    Every little re-engagement helps Tesco

    “Never a dull moment,” is how Philip Clarke describes his first year as chief executive of Tesco. “There have been many...

  10. March 5, 2012

    Tesco chief spells out hopes for US unit

    Tesco’s lossmaking chain of US stores is likely to reach a breakeven point as early as this year, the retailer’s chief...

  11. January 31, 2012

    Tesco steps back on carbon footprint labelling

    Tesco, Britain’s biggest supermarket and an early champion of the green revolution, is to ditch its plan to emblazon all its...

  12. December 6, 2011

    Tesco reshuffle as Asia chief retires

    Tesco is losing its second senior board director since the arrival of Philip Clarke as chief executive, with the retirement...

  13. September 23, 2011

    Tesco has to do more than wage a price war

    Asda, Lidl, Ocado and George Osborne: the list of those who ought to be concerned by Tesco’s latest price war initiative is...

  14. July 19, 2011

    Mason takes on wider role at Tesco

    Tim Mason, chief executive of Tesco’s Fresh & Easy chain, is spending about a third of his time outside of the US, in his...

  15. June 3, 2011

    Creative challenges as vital as high returns

    A picture is emerging of Sir Terry Leahy’s life after Tesco with revelations this week of two of his private investments: an...

  16. June 1, 2011

    Pursuit of a safer cigarette gathers pace

    When Sir Terry Leahy first heard about a small British start-up called Kind Consumer he felt sure he had found a gap in the...

  17. May 17, 2011

    Stars can be problems for private equity

    If you’ve got it, flaunt it. The announcement from Clayton, Dubilier & Rice that Sir Terry Leahy is joining the private...

  18. May 13, 2011

    New Tesco chairman faces fight from kick-off

    If Manchester United has become a byword for managerial stability in football, then Tesco has long been its corporate...

  19. April 19, 2011

    Clarke pledges Tesco transparency era

    Philip Clarke stepped out of Sir Terry Leahy’s shadow to report his first set of results as chief executive of Tesco on...

  20. April 19, 2011

    Case strengthens for Tesco to ditch Fresh & Easy

    Fresh & Easy, Tesco’s underperforming US groceries chain, belies its name. There is nothing very fresh about a business that...

  21. April 19, 2011

    Tesco to shake up domestic business

    The new chief executive of Tesco admitted that Britain’s biggest retailer had taken its eye off the ball in its home market....

  22. March 3, 2011

    Tesco pushes into northern California

    Tesco has begun its foray into northern California, with the opening of its first two stores there, indicating the continued...

  23. February 25, 2011

    Tesco reviews property strategy

    Philip Clarke, the incoming chief executive of Tesco, is examining the group’s property strategy in a move that some...

  24. January 15, 2011

    No snow for Terry

    From the nasty skiing accident in 2008 that left Sir Terry Leahy with broken ribs and a punctured lung, to the freezing...

  25. January 6, 2011

    Sir Terry to head growth plan for Liverpool

    Sir Terry Leahy will be spearheading a regional growth plan for his home town Liverpool when he retires from Tesco next...

  26. October 29, 2010

    Clarkes line up for store wars

    Both started their retail careers by stacking shelves, but how does Asda’s new boss Andy Clarke measure up to Tesco’s...

  27. October 13, 2010

    ‘Low-carbon’ label goods embraced

    Most people may not have realised it at the time, but nearly everyone in the country has bought into the “low-carbon...

  28. October 6, 2010

    Tesco mementos

    As Phil Clarke awaits to succeed Sir Terry Leahy as chief executive of Tesco in March, he was not shirking his current job...

  29. October 5, 2010

    Tesco stumbles in America

    Sir Terry Leahy presided over his final set of results as chief executive of Tesco on Tuesday and, at first glance, it...

  30. October 5, 2010

    Tesco expects US arm to break even

    Tesco expects its lossmaking Fresh & Easy business in the US to break even by the 2012-13 fiscal year, even though the...

  31. September 22, 2010

    Tesco’s next tasks

    This week’s Financial Times series – Leahy’s Legacy – is a reminder how Sir Terry Leahy drove Tesco’s transformation from...

  32. September 20, 2010

    Tesco aims to expand online model overseas

    Tesco is preparing to launch online shopping in China, the Czech Republic and Poland as part of an expansion plan under its...

  33. September 19, 2010

    Fresh horizons uneasily scanned

    Diffident manner, plain wristwatch, no cufflinks: Sir Terry Leahy hardly gives the impression of being one of Britain’s most...

  34. September 18, 2010

    Interactive: Inside Tesco’s expansion

    As Sir Terry Leahy prepares to step down as Tesco’s chief executive, this interactive graphic explores the legacy left to...

  35. September 9, 2010

    The business of binge drinking

    From Mr Paul Brankin. Sir, The initiative to address irresponsible drinking reported in the letter from Sir Terry Leahy and...

  36. September 7, 2010

    Business puts weight behind fight against binge drinking

    From Sir Terry Leahy and others. Sir, The profound impact of irresponsible drinking on society and the nation’s finances is...

  37. June 22, 2010

    What men need to learn about leadership

    There was universal praise for Sir Terry Leahy recently when he announced he would be stepping down as chief executive of...

  38. June 21, 2010

    What men need to learn about leadership

    There was universal praise for Sir Terry Leahy recently when he announced he would be stepping down as chief executive of...

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